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William Laubner never flew after the war. A P-38 [Annotator's Note: Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft] could...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Following the end of the war, Harold Joslin remained in Japan briefly. The former captives were brought to a landing...
Felix Polito heard about the end of the war in Europe after his discharge [Annotator's Note: He was discharged in...
The war ended in Europe, but a lot of people were being shipped out to prepare for an invasion of Japan. Arnold Debrick...
Trinidad Ledesma was tired and had jungle worms, so he decided not to reenlist. He was at a hospital and quarantined...
Lawrence Yatsu got a medical discharge. He had been in the hospital for over six months when he got his CDD, or...
Julian Siebert was taken by his German captors to Stalag XII-A. As far as he could see, there were just American...
Having survived bailing out of his B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bomber over...
Donelson Houseman was put in a truck, along with about five others who were also in bad shape, and sent to a town near...
Roger Bowers describes the camp guards [Annotator's Note: at Stalag IX-B in Bad Orb, Germany] as mostly SS troops [...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Richard Witaker was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded on Okinawa. He was leaving Sugar Loaf Hill when a buddy...
Richard Boyd was wounded on 22 January [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1945]. His Purple Heart was awarded for frozen...
After he was transferred from Camp Stewart, Georgia, Rothacker Smith went to Texas where he was assigned to a...
When Daniel Chester reported back to his commanding officer, he was reassigned to the 3rd Battalion [Annotator's Note:...
Richard Keller received a Distinguished Service Cross but he does not think he deserved it. While recovering in the...
Dossie East's first encounter with the Japanese was in the Battle of the Coral Sea. During that battle, East's ship [...
Ben Skardon revisited the liberation of the Hoten Camp and the Russian occupation in that area of Manchuria. He...
Jack Skaggs realized that he had been on a long journey in his life. That journey has brought him pride and enjoyment....
They [Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher and his rear seat gunner George Fergusson] were taken to a sick bay in the bow [...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Blanche Gangwere would leave each morning in a Clubmobile [Annotator's Note: she was billeted with an English family in...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Lauren Swinney had complications with her pregnancy and was admitted to the hospital over Christmas. The baby was born...
Ed Rendelman grew up fast as a result of his participation in World War II. He discovered a lot of things he never...
Stanley Wolczyk knew that the Japanese soldiers he encountered [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of Attu] were doing...
Clarence Schilperoot feels World War 2 should continue to be studied. Many of his memories are personal. They are the...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences. He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
James McEnery thinks it is important to study all wars as he thinks each one has something to teach people. McEnery...
Robert Inghram was shot down early in the war [Annotator's Note: during the Dieppe raid in August 1942]. He was given...
Robert Max's most memorable experience of World War 2 was learning that his parents got the news that he was still...
They immediately hauled Arthur Pendleton to the emergency Army tent. He was still knocked out at this point [Annotator'...
Robert Inghram and his fellow prisoners were moved to Moosburg. The prisoners were given 30 minutes to pack. The...
George Sakato had to go and rescue the Lost Battalion [Annotator's Note: elements of the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry...
Herbert Gross and his surviving fellow Vitamin P [Annotator's Note: Vitamin P was the name of the Consolidated B-24...

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